Seahawks Post-Draft Analysis: RB and TE Offseason Acquisition Grades
By Josh Davis
Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Seattle Seahawks tight end Zach Miller (86) is tackled by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) in the second half in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Priority Free Agents Re-signed to Roster
- TE Zach Miller – Restructured contract to stay with Seahawks
Miller is a much more important piece to this offense than one would realize when looking at the stats alone. His combo-ability in this zone-blocking scheme and as a pass-catcher really is huge because it allows the Seahawks to remain balanced with him on the field. Since arriving he hasn’t had the big numbers that he put up in Oakland which is why he really wasn’t a sought-after free agent this offseason, but Miller is invaluable in Seattle which is why they did ultimately restructure to keep him on board.
Retention Grade: A-
*Potential Free Agent Additions
- TE Jermichael Finley – Waiting on medical clearance
Normally I wouldn’t add potentials to this list, but the Seahawks and Jermichael Finley have been in serious contract talks since the beginning of free agency period but he has yet to clear medical waivers. Finley is more of a pass-catcher like Kellen Davis but he is much more talented and athletic in every part of his game and is a serious red-zone threat. Added to this offense, Finley would make the Seahawks one of the most versatile offenses in the entire league at all points of the field, a far cry from the limitations they possessed last season in a lot of situations.
Addition Grade: N/A